Dr. P.Senthilkumar is currently working as an Associate Professor in the department of Genetic Engineering at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. He acquired his Ph.D degree from UPASI Tea Research Institute, Valparai, Tamilnadu in the year 2012. He has Post Doctoral experience at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad and Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He has received SRF Fellowship from National Tea Research Foundation, Kolkata and Post Doctoral Fellowship from DBT, Govt. of India. He is a member of Indian Science Congress Association. He has conducted research on a wide range of Plant Environmental Interactions. His work on tea plant interaction with Pestalotiopsis theae is notable. He has around 15 international and national publications in peer reviewed journals. He has reviewed several research articles for many peer reviewed journals. He has conducted many national and international level conferences and workshops for the benefits students and budding researchers. He has guided more than 20 B.Tech and M.Tech Thesis.
His research interests include Plant Environmental Interactions, anticancer and antidiabetic activity of various medicinal plants, gene mining for biotic and abiotic stress tolerant genes in plants, bioremediation.